33rd Federation Cup Basketball Tournament 2019
At the 33rd Federation Cup Basketball Championship for Men and Women held over the past week in Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida, Punjab Police and Eastern Railway won the men’s and women’s titles respectively.
Punjab Police won the match by winning over Indian Army with 91-71. The bulk of scoring was done by Harshpreet Singh Bhullar, Amjyot Singh and Ranbir Singh.
Eastern Railway won the women’s titles by beating Tamil Nadu with 86-67 after leading 46-42 at half time. Initially in League phase Tamil Nadu had beaten Eastern Railway but final saw a thrilling performance by M.J. Libina and the India’s tallest women basketball player Poonam Chaturvedi led an easy victory over Tamil Nadu.
Most Valuable Players Men’s – Harshpreet Singh Bhullar, Punjab Police (Men)
Most Valuable Players Women’s – M.J. Libina, Eastern Railway (Women)
Men’s Final: (1) Punjab Police, (2) Indian Army, (3) Income Tax, Chennai.
Women’s Final: (1) Eastern Railway, (2) Tamil Nadu 67, (3) Kerala
Kiran Rijiju, Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports presented the trophies to winning team and the top three teams were presented sum of ₹1 Lakh, ₹50,000 and ₹25,000 respectively.
About 33rd Federation Cup Basketball Tournament
It was organised by Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and Uttar Pradesh Basketball Association (UPBA).
The Federation Cup was held from 12-16 June, 2019 at Gautam Buddha University in Greater Noida.
The game featured 9 teams from top men’s units and 8 of the women’s top state teams from around India taking part.